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Old 12-22-2006, 08:16 AM   #1
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Ideas for Alfredo Sauce

My Sweetie's birthday is the 28th and for his birthday dinner he wants fettucine alfredo. He's already told me he doesn't want to do a resturant dinner because my alfredo sauce is rocks!

Anyway, I have no problem whipping this up for him, but the pasta is, of course, out.

What else (besides spaghetti squash) can I put my serving of alfredo sauce on? I'm thinking maybe cauliflower?

Thanks for any help.

Last edited by BlueBrooke; 12-22-2006 at 08:18 AM.. Reason: We don't have Dreamfields available locally, and getting it by mail order, it's too expensive to experiment with right now.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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Dreamfields Linguine

I don't know where you live, but I'm in Florida and Publix supermarkets sells it. I've seen others on this board write that they can buy it at Super Walmart (I used to find it there for cheap, but no more). Anyway, it tastes great.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:22 AM   #3
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You know what I would do is to make your alfredo sauce and serve it over
a sauteed boneless chicken breast with some sauteed mushrooms on the side.

Have a nice green salad and a nice green veggie..like asparagus with buttered almonds or broccoli.

Personally, I would rather have a nice sauce over something that is complimentary to the sauce..like chicken breast..

Please print your alfredo recipe..
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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Sorry, re-read that post and see you don't want pasta (although for a lot of people the Dreamfield's doesn't stall them, and it is good).

I had something like what Carolyn suggested at a restaurant called French Quarter Grill--well, it was penne pasta with chunks of marinated chicken, sundried tomatoes, broccoli, I think and an alfredo sauce. To die for. Ok, that's it, I'm makin' something like this for dinner, lol. (My dh loves anything alfredo, too. Actually, he makes a better sauce than I do, lol, maybe I'll have him cook tonite, lol.)
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:45 AM   #5
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I agree with putting your sauce over a meat. I have dipped chicken breast in egg and then coated with almond flour..fried up a little to brown and then baked in the oven with alfredo sauce over it. YUM. Served w/a side of your choice.

Also have done the same with Talapia....with and without the almond flour. Ruby Tuesday's makes something similar..Broiled Talapia with some alfredo sauce & a few grilled shrimp on top. YUMMMMM! I usually have broccoli on the side! GREAT DISH!
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I make my Alfredo sauce and put Shiritaki in it and serve that as a side dish with a plain grilled meat.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:16 PM   #7
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I like making alfredo sauce and putting it over chicken too. If you decide to do the chicken, you can make it more special by pounding a breast out thin and then filling it with ham and swiss cheese. Then after you bake it, top it with the alfredo sauce. I have also filled the chicken breast with broccoli and cream cheese and then dunked it in egg and then lc bread crumbs and baked it for something really different, but very tasty. And alfredo sauce on top.
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Thanks to everyone -- the chicken idea is great. Now I can't wait for the birthday dinner.
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:01 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by CarolynF View Post
Please print your alfredo recipe..
Hi, Carolyn --

I'm glad I went back over all the posts, 'cause I almost forgot this. This is so simple, I'm embarrassed -- but here it is.

Warm one cup of heavy cream over low heat in a heavy sauce pan. If you want it *really* rich you can add a stick of butter, but it's fine without. Grate one wedge of parmesan cheese (I don't know how much these weigh -- 3 oz I think -- and the "canned" cheese won't work. You must grate it). Add the cheese to the cream slowly, in three or four batches, waiting until the cheese is completely melted and stirred in before adding more cheese (keeps sauce from breaking).

That's it. Doesn't need salt because the cheese is so salty. A nice grind of pepper is yummy though. And I really like to put a pinch of taragon in it.

Great, now I'm drooling.

Hope this helps!

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:42 PM   #10
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I make a VERY simple alfredo by putting some (I'm a never measure cook) cream in a microwaveable bowl, throw in some fresh already grated (like digiorno) cheese, add pepper and nuke for about 45 seconds to 1 minute. In one minute I have alfredo for broccoli and anything else!

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I'm a shrimp-aholic. I'd eat shrimp every day. I love to saute shrimp, baby spinach and chopped tomatoes in some garlic and butter, then top with Alfredo sauce.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:30 AM   #12
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I like to use canned french style green beans, rinsed and drained, as a nice sub for pasta.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:36 AM   #13
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I like to serve it over zuchinni strips.
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